Post by nielsnielsen on Dec 25, 2014 2:21:38 GMT -8
I'm looking into upgrading my studio with a control surface, and the Raven MTI seems to be the only obvious choice for me. Ergonomics, future, cool factor and usability. And price also. It's finally available in Sweden via Thomann in Germany.
I do have an Imac from 2011 (the last fat Imac before this new very slick model came out), and it's only the I5 processor. I've upgraded to 16gb of RAM and I'm currently thinking about upgrading to SSD since the hard drive is really what's slowing my machine down. I guess it's the AMD HD Radeon 512mb graphic card in mine.
I read on the specs that a I7 is recommended but I've found threads on Gearslutz stating that it SHOULD work just fine on a system like mine. Can anyone confirm this? I mean, I could sell the Imac and buy let's say a powerful new Macbook Pro, but I use the UAD Apollo interface, and I tend to use one screen for the Apollo mixer all the time, and I figure that could be my Imac, and then using the Raven for Pro Tools.
So my question is basically, do you think my Imac can work well together with the Raven MTI, or do I need to maybe think about getting a new computer before I can start thinking about the Raven?
Going down the "buying a new computer lane" would obviously push my decision to buy a Raven, since it's a matter of "just" spending $2500 on a raven or spending another €2000-3000 on a new computer also.